A comprehensive and updated guide to the features and designs of residential property built between the mid-eighteenth century and outbreak of the Second World War.nbsp; A complete home owner's guide to the styles and features of period property, this book is ideal for examining the history and design of different architectural features, while also providing advice on restoration and repair work.nbsp; This updated edition also includes a revised introduction focusing on the definition of the period concerned, new figures for cost-effective restoration in 2005 as well as updated information on legal protection for older houses. In addition, there are new sections on pre-Georgian style, thatched roofs and energy conservation. Many new photo illustrations have also been added to make this new edition of Collins Period House invaluable to anyone appreciative of restoration and design.
Albert Jackson and David Day are the authoritative writers on DIY, home improvement and maintenance. They have made many television appearances, and have presented two major BBC series on furniture making and renovation. Their best-selling books include the Collins Complete DIY Manual, Collins Complete Woodworkers Manual and Collins Home Restoration Manual .
Albert Jackson is an acclaimed writer on DIY, home improvement and maintenance. With David Day, he has made many television appearances, and has presented two major BBC series on furniture making and renovation. His best-selling books include the Collins Complete DIY Manual , Collins Complete Woodworkers Manual and Collins Home Restoration Manual .